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Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
07/19/2021

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

We go to the Way Back Machine for a look at Poway businesses in 1960-61 in the context of more contemporary aerial views...
06/24/2021

We go to the Way Back Machine for a look at Poway businesses in 1960-61 in the context of more contemporary aerial views.

Back into the archives again.The arrival of a municipal water supply in Poway in 1954 opened the door for development.Th...
05/07/2021

Back into the archives again.

The arrival of a municipal water supply in Poway in 1954 opened the door for development.

The first subdivisions orf the 1950s, including Belvedere Estates, Green Valley Estates and Valle Verde Ranch, were on lots of 1/2 acre or more and did night require a sewer system.
The availability of sewage treatment in the late 1950s enabled the development of more traditional “tract” housing with smaller lots.

This map from the early 1960s, shows many of the subdivisions. Growth was also occurring with smaller, less formal divisions of land.

High Valley, shown on the map, was created by splitting lots, rather than as a single subdivision.

The 56 and 125 freeways, which would have bisected Poway, were never constructed, thanks to resistance from local residents and the Poway city council.
Do you have pictures and recollections of these developments?

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
04/22/2021

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

We dived into the archives for some "Then and Now" pictures of streets and roads in Poway.
04/04/2021

We dived into the archives for some "Then and Now" pictures of streets and roads in Poway.

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

Not specific to Poway, but we came across these ads from the 19th and 20th centuries while researching patent medicines.
02/20/2021

Not specific to Poway, but we came across these ads from the 19th and 20th centuries while researching patent medicines.

Then and Now.The 1976 Grand Opening advertisement  for "Sambo's Square".Most of the spaces in the center have changed na...
02/13/2021

Then and Now.

The 1976 Grand Opening advertisement for "Sambo's Square".

Most of the spaces in the center have changed names/purposes many times.

Sambo's Restaurant's prime location went through many new iterations, including a Chinese buffet and sushi. It's currently vacant. The current Google screen shot shows the center today, at 13132 Poway Road, across from the library.

With the closing of escrow, the fate of Poway Fun Bowl has been sealed. This got us thinking about the demise of Poway's...
01/31/2021

With the closing of escrow, the fate of Poway Fun Bowl has been sealed.

This got us thinking about the demise of Poway's first bowling alley, which had opened in the early 1960s.

The growth taking place in Poway attracted the attention of the San Diego Union, then San Diego's morning paper.
01/20/2021

The growth taking place in Poway attracted the attention of the San Diego Union, then San Diego's morning paper.

We look back 55 years at a rapidly changing Poway -- and Rancho Bernardo -- the the pass of the phone book.Unfortunately...
01/01/2021

We look back 55 years at a rapidly changing Poway -- and Rancho Bernardo -- the the pass of the phone book.

Unfortunately, a couple of pages are missing.

We take the Way Back Machine to the week's edition of Poway News. The Poway of the day was just beginning its transition...
12/25/2020

We take the Way Back Machine to the week's edition of Poway News. The Poway of the day was just beginning its transition from village to suburb.

Phone service (lousy) and sewer service (not yet available) were the hot news items, along with an update on Social Security information, social news, mind-boggling grocery prices and a shout-out to Rubin Tannenbaum, "Poway's Santa Claus."

COVID-19 means extraordinarily difficult time for restaurants, but it is always a tough business with many changes. Here...
12/18/2020

COVID-19 means extraordinarily difficult time for restaurants, but it is always a tough business with many changes. Here are some examples through the years.

Some images we didn't have in our archives.
12/04/2020

Some images we didn't have in our archives.

🎂Happy 40th Poway! 🎂

Forty years ago (Dec. 1, 1980) Poway officially became a city. The first meeting of the City Council was held at Twin Peaks Middle School and called to order by Roger Hedgecock, then Chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He swore in the city’s first elected council, consisting of Bob Emery, Linda Oravec, Clyde Rexrode, Mary Shepardson, and Bruce Tarzy.

For more city council history: https://poway.org/170/City-Council-History

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
11/26/2020

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

Ralph Powers, a lifelong Poway resident and a member of the pioneer Hilleary/Powers family, shared remembrances of his s...
11/22/2020

Ralph Powers, a lifelong Poway resident and a member of the pioneer Hilleary/Powers family, shared remembrances of his school days here in the 1920s.

A look back at who, and what, was making news in Poway 60 years ago.Best viewed on a larger monitor.
11/13/2020

A look back at who, and what, was making news in Poway 60 years ago.

Best viewed on a larger monitor.

With many changes underway along Poway Road, we look back 60 years at the businesses that were here, shown on recent aer...
10/30/2020

With many changes underway along Poway Road, we look back 60 years at the businesses that were here, shown on recent aerial photos.

Last week we shared the Poway Telephone Directory from 1960. In the following five years, Poway added many new residents...
10/23/2020

Last week we shared the Poway Telephone Directory from 1960. In the following five years, Poway added many new residents and businesses and acquired the typesetting abilities to produce a more professional-looking directory.

We look back at the Poway of 60 years ago through the pages of the community phone directory. (Donated to the museum by ...
10/16/2020

We look back at the Poway of 60 years ago through the pages of the community phone directory. (Donated to the museum by Vic Rauch.)

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
07/23/2020

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

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Poway, CA
92064

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Does anyone remember this place?
55 years ago today!
Knowing that the Carriage Center (Thrift Shops) will soon be demolished, can anyone share what types of shops, offices, etc. originally occupied the spaces? Pictures would be fun too! Thanks!
I have a question for any really long time Powegians. I've lived in Poway for 18 years, but only 3 years off Metate Lane. At the South East corner of Metate and Montauk the is a flat concrete slab like from a building, curious if anyone knows what used to be there? Seems like an odd spot for a building. Thanks
For anyone who loves living this way
For people who love living this way
No way!
I have been told it’s crazy and a waste of time but I still want to try to save The Big Stone Lodge because I miss how things used to be. It breaks my heart to see such a gem go to waste. I know the council has plans already but I think they should hear their tax payers out one last time on the issue. Poway and the surrounding communities need something like this back in their lives. Remember how fun it was? The food, music, people? I’m not looking for negativity or pessimism only people who think this is a good idea and still want to save the last piece of history on old US 395. With today’s technology I’m sure there’s a way to sound proof the hell out of it, maybe give the neighbors a discount to accommodate them or something. The Renegade Country Bar is really awesome but it’s far for some people who want a place like that to go to. My stepfather Robert C Thorn is one of the best real estate lawyers in San Diego. He is up for the challenge and told me to rally people.
My grandparents, Samuel E "Ned" and May Brode, lived on the property that is now Ristorante Galileo on Pomerado Road. Ned had a gas station at the base of the hill, I believe on Poway Road. Would love to gather any information or photos (would be 30's to early 60's). Any help would be appreciated. Many years ago when I visited, there was a huge photo of his gas station in the Jack in the Box below the Ristorante. How can I get a copy?
Is there any information available about the plane crash that happened in the 60s, 1964 to 1966, possibly? My family lived on York Street, and it crashed in the field across from us. I was around 7 or so and was at the Community Church, at VBS, I think. Everyone was outside, and there was a very loud noise. We all looked up; I remember seeing the bottom of a plane; it seemed so close. I watched, turning my head to the right, as it, in slow motion, descended and erupted in a fireball. I knew it had crashed close to where we lived. I had nightmares for years, to be honest, but I'd be so interested to know the details.